Boise Boy Drowns In Apartment Complex Pool


By Paul Johnson

Photo courtesy of KBOI, Boise.

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A 6-year-old boy is dead after drowning in an apartment complex pool.

It happened on the 5100 block of West Stoker Lane, right off State Street.

Witnesses say kids were swimming in the pool when they found the boy underwater.

"I got a pounding on my door, with some kids telling that there's a kid drowning," said Ray Reed, a visitor to the complex.

"The kid wasn't responding. He was underwater for about 15 minutes," he said.

The child was taken immediately to a local hospital, but he died shortly after he arrived.

"I'm picturing my kids and if it was mine, I don't know what I would have done," he said.

On Thursday, the Ada County Coroner's office identified the boy as Mohamed Hassan and listed the drowning as an accident.

For pool visitors like Reed, he thinks this could have been prevented.

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